Affiliate Benefits & Scholarships



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If you are applying to one of USC's Global Partner Programs with an affiliate distinction, you may be eligible for an automatic discounts or competitive scholarships.



Affiliate Scholarship News:

Affiliate Scholarship deadlines extended for nine 2014 summer, fall and academic year program providers


Affiliate Scholarship applications will be extended
until April 1, 2014 for the following programs:

Higher Amount (typically $500-$1000) Scholarships available for:

  • API – Summer, Fall, and full year
  • Arcadia - Summer, Fall, and full year (Alliance for Global Education programs not eligible)
  • ASA – Fall or full year (summer programs and Griffith College not eligible)
  • GlobaLinks – Fall or full year (summer programs and internships not eligible)
  • IFSA Butler – Summer, Fall, and full year (Alliance for Global Education programs not eligible)

Note: Students applying for Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad affiliate scholarship funding should also complete Arcadia's scholarship application form — available here — and send it directly to Arcadia.

$125 Grants available for:

  • AIFS – Summer only
  • CIEE – Summer only
  • CIS Abroad – Summer only (excludes non-credit programs)
  • IES Abroad – Summer only


To Apply

The Global Partner Program Affiliate Scholarship Application must be submitted online, to the Study Abroad Office by 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2014. Incomplete or handwritten applications will not be considered.

In order to apply for a scholarship online, you must have already applied for a program online.

  • CLICK HERE to access the online Global Partner Program Affiliate Scholarship Application
  • Log into your account, click on "search scholarships", and click "apply" next to "affiliate scholarship"
  • Complete all required steps and submit application online
  • You will need to upload your academic transcript, which can be obtained on https://my.sc.edu/ under "Student Records" - "Academic Transcript."

Global Partner Program Affiliate Scholarships

Students applying to the following programs are eligible for the Affiliate Scholarship, which typically amounts to a $500 award.  See below for the eligible Global Partner programs, eligibility requirements, and instructions on how to apply.  Students are also encouraged to apply for additional scholarship funding through the USC Study Abroad Office.
  • Academic Programs International (API) - All API programs are eligible for this scholarship.  In addition, there are three $250 scholarships available for the API Cuba program during the 2014 academic year.  These will be awarded to the first three API Cuba applicants from USC.
  • Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) - Excluding summer programs and Griffith College-Dublin program.
  • Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad*
  • Butler University Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA-Butler) - Alliance for Global Education programs are not eligible.
  • Globalinks - Not applicable for summer programs or for internships.
  • University of Virginia Hispanic Studies Program - Valencia, Spain (Fall only).
  • University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) 

*Note:  Students applying for Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad affiliate scholarship funding should also complete Arcadia's scholarship application form - available here - and send it directly to Arcadia.

Eligibility for ScholarshipIn order to be considered for Global Partner Program Affiliate Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Have applied to one of the above affiliate programs (proof of acceptance must be provided to the Study Abroad Office before funds are released).
  • Be a full time, undergraduate USC student
  • Be earning credit for his/her study abroad experience
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Submit completed application materials to the Study Abroad Office by the stated deadline. 

To Apply

The Global Partner Program Affiliate Scholarship Application and Financial Plan must be submitted online, to the Study Abroad Office by 5:00 p.m. on October 5 for Spring study and March 5th for Summer/Fall/Academic Year study. Incomplete or handwritten applications will not be considered.

In order to apply for a scholarship online, you must have already applied for a program online.

  • CLICK HERE to access the online Global Partner Program Affiliate Scholarship Application
  • Log into your account, click on "search scholarships", and click "apply" next to "affiliate scholarship"
  • Complete all required steps and submit application online
  • You will need to upload your academic transcript, which can be obtained on https://my.sc.edu/ under "Student Records" - "Academic Transcript."

Additional Affiliate Scholarship Funding: Students applying to study through AustraLearn, Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA), and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) may also apply for affiliate scholarship funding directly through the program provider.  Contact the program provider for more details concerning affiliate scholarships available to USC students.


Automatic Global Partner Program Affiliate Benefits

The following programs have automatic discounts or benefits for USC students:

AIFS - USC students going on an AIFS semester program will get an automatic $250 discount.
Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) - USC students receive:
Automatic $250 discounts for the following Spring 2014 programs: London,England; Siena, Italy; Sorrento,Italy
Automatic $100 discounts for the following Spring 2014 programs: Dublin-NUI Maynooth; Florence, Italy; Sevilla, Spain
An automatic discounted price on the Dublin, Ireland Griffith College program.  See http://www.academicstudies.com/uscdublin/ for more information.
CEA Global Education - USC students applying for CEA programs in 2014 are eligible for the following special discounts:

  • Summer 2014: Receive a $300 grant by entering promotion code LastChanceSummer14 on the CEA application page (step 6). Available through April 1.
  • Fall 2014: Receive $1,000 grant by entering promotion code USCFall14 on the CEA application page (step 6).  Available through April 15.

CIS Abroad – USC students automatically receive a $250 discount per semester program or $100 per summer program.  Capstone and Honors College Students applying to the Perugia, Italy program are eligible to compete for an additional $1,000 scholarship (please see a study abroad advisor for more information).
Denmark International Study Program (DIS) - USC students automatically receive a $2000 discount on semester programs.
Globalinks – USC Students can have their application fee waived for these programs.  Please ask a study abroad advisor for the code. CLICK HERE for more information on financing your study abroad through Globalinks.
IES Abroad - USC students automatically receive a $1,500 discount on IES semester programs.
Spanish Studies Abroad – USC students automatically receive a 10% discount on tuition for all CC-CS programs.
Study Abroad Italy (SAI) – USC students automatically receive a $300 discount for all semester programs and a $100 discount for all summer programs.